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Nail Care is far from always being mean with polished nails. Incidentally, use nail polish very often and without breaks is, contrary to what many may think, detrimental to the health of nails: the chemical components contained in the product attack and weaken the nails.

Similarly, taking the cuticle can always lead to many problems. In addition to removing a protective nail against infectious agents, the use of pliers and spatulas poorly sanitized in beauty salons can end up causing serious disease contamination.

Beyond simple precautions, such as not biting your nails and keep them always clean, other habits can be adopted to ensure the health of nails. Contact with some types of products and to the excess water causes weakness and make brittle nails.

"Sometimes the use of safeners enamel and even specific vitamin tablets for strengthening the nail is required. If the case is more severe, see a dermatologist for prescription enamels, oils and specific oral treatment, "advises dermatologist Alessandra Drummond, of Murilo Drummond Clinic in Rio de Janeiro.

Check out ways to take care of the house on nails so that they are always strong, healthy and beautiful:

Read also: 10 facts about the enamels

1. Moisturize nails and cuticles

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Moisturize your nails and cuticles is a habit that helps keep them healthy, strong and beautiful. Hydration should be performed at least once per week, daily ideally applying specific products to the area in circular movements.

2. Do not put hands in mouth

"The saliva is acidic and harmful to the health of nails," says Heloiza Gomes, manicure and podiatrist Visage Coiffeur, in Rio de Janeiro. The habit should be avoided especially right after your nails done, when they are most vulnerable.

3. Respect the natural shape of the nails

At the time of grinding the nails, it is important to keep in mind that the natural shape should be taken into account. naturally round nails that are sanded square, for example, are more likely to break and not grow.

4. Take a break between enamelled

The process of enamel mug nails. Ideally, after removing the enamel, nails stay for some quiet time. The indication of Heloiza Gomes manicure is that this time is at least 12 hours.

5. Have your own manicure kit

Having your own manicure material - sandpaper, pliers, knives, etc. - is key to ensuring their health. If you do not have your own kit and go do your nails with manicure, always look for locations that use sterilized or disposable products.

Also read: 10 Secrets that will change the way you do your nails at home

6. Be careful when sanding the top of the nails

Remember that the top of the nail is more fragile. "The top of the nail should be sanded with special products, usually more spongy square sandpaper. The movement in this case should be light and delicate, just to take possible flaking and ripples, "teaches Heloiza.

7. Avoid contact with cleaning products

cleaning products and products that have chlorine in the formulation undermine nails and cuticles. To avoid direct contact, use gloves and closed shoes when using these materials.

8. Check the enamel expiration date

Use enamel, base or extra sparkle that have passed the expiration date is not good for the health of nails. Even if the enamel appearance is intact, always check the expiration date on the label before enamelling nails.

9. Do not wear shoes that squeeze the foot

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Tight shoes not only cause discomfort but also affect the toenails, since maintain pressed. "The use of closed shoes must follow a rotational scheme; which means that the shoe used today should be placed in a cool place the next day, while the other uses "teaches dermatologist Alessandra Drummond.

10. Do not pull the skin cuticle

One should not start any piece of skin that is bothering you. Similarly, do not start flaking nails. These habits harm cuticles and nails.

Also read: 10 products to remove nail polish

11. Prefer not take the cuticle

The cuticles protect the nail infections caused by bacteria and fungi, so the best thing to do is not take them. "The less you take, the less you need to take. If you do not remove the cuticle the trend is born increasingly thin, "says Alessandra.

12. Thoroughly dry the nails

Whenever bathing or hand washing, dry thoroughly nails. Leave the wet nails for too long can cause disease, because the environment is favorable to fungi and bacteria.

13. Avoid the use of latex gloves

Just as contact with cleaning products is harmful, latex gloves also hurt the nails. Also watch out for gloves that have a "pózinho" on the inside: After using them, wash your hands.

14. Prefer polish removers

Acetone dries nails and is more aggressive than other nail polish removers. When choosing a product, look opt for removers that are not made on the basis of acetone and promoting hydration of the nails.

15. Invest in oils for hydration

"The best way to hydrate the nail is with oils. It may be a mineral or almond oil, "suggests dermatologist Alessandra Drummond.

Also read: 6 Reasons not to take cuticles

16. Do not let the glaze long in the nail

Often satisfied with a glaze that lasts a long time without peeling nails. However, try not to let the same enamel for too long nails - after all, it is recommended that they have a time without the product to "breathe."

17. Use caution when cutting corners

Cut the corners of the nails than necessary can cause them to grow differently, causing jams. The ideal is to cut straight edges, both in the toenails and in the hand.

18. Avoid excessive contact with water

Excess water can damage the health of nails. In addition to dry them well after watering them, the ideal is that the time of contact with water is not too long. Excessive contact can weaken nails.

19. Use hypoallergenic products

Who have any allergic reaction to the enamel and yet do not want to give up the enameling, should always opt for hypoallergenic products. Be aware of symptoms, usually itchy skin in places that came into contact with the enamel.

20. Feed Treat

Their food will reflect in the appearance of your nails. So, just as a healthy diet will result strong nails, healthy and beautiful, poor diet can yield brittle, weak nails and do not grow right.

Products for nail care

Check out the gallery are some products that can help in care, hydration and fortification of nails.

OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream for $ 43.90 in the web Beauty

OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream for $ 43.90 in the web Beauty

Vaseline Lotion Nutri hands for $ 5.99 in Panvel

Vaseline Lotion Nutri hands for $ 5.99 in Panvel

Cream for cuticles Burt's Bees Lemon Butter for $ 32.90 in Web Beauty

Cream for cuticles Burt's Bees Lemon Butter for $ 32.90 in Web Beauty

Moisturizer for cuticles Mavala for R $ 47.90 in Beauty Web

Moisturizer for cuticles Mavala for R $ 47.90 in Beauty Web

Moisturizing Cream For Hands And Nails Nuxe by R $ 99.70 in Panvel

Moisturizing Cream For Hands And Nails Nuxe by R $ 99.70 in Panvel

Nail hardener Marina Smith by 2beauty for $ 35.00 at Sephora

Nail hardener Marina Smith by 2beauty for $ 35.00 at Sephora

Basis for Risqué Technology Reestruturadora nails for R $ 3.30 in Netfarma

Basis for Risqué Technology Reestruturadora nails for R $ 3.30 in Netfarma

Protective Base 3 in 1 Sephora for $ 42.00 at Sephora

Protective Base 3 in 1 Sephora for $ 42.00 at Sephora

Banana LBS oil for R $ 2.69 in Netfarma

Banana LBS oil for R $ 2.69 in Netfarma

Kit moisturizing gloves with sandpaper and stick by R $ 1.85 in Panvel

Kit moisturizing gloves with sandpaper and stick by R $ 1.85 in Panvel

Enox manicure kit for $ 40.90 in Web Beauty

Enox manicure kit for $ 40.90 in Web Beauty

Studio 35 nail polish remover for R $ 15.15 in Panvel

Studio 35 nail polish remover for R $ 15.15 in Panvel

Nail care to prevent diseases and fungi, keeping them clean is not just a vanity habit, but of health. Take care.